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LinkedIn publishes first edition of top companies list in the Philippines

Professional network LinkedIn published its first 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies in the Philippines which saw banks dominating the list. One of the factors that has been considered is the companies’ response during challenging times, in this case, the COVID-19 pandemic.

LinkedIn also said the annual guide identifies the best places for professionals “to grow their careers.” .

“The past year has presented extraordinary challenges for so many around the world and our Top Companies methodology reflects these realities,” said 
Chris Anderson, senior news editor, APAC, LinkedIn. “It helped us surface companies investing in employee growth as we navigate a world of work that’s forever changed by the global pandemic. We found the best companies that have put their employees first by implementing various policies around well-being and mental health and helped them get back on their feet through training and development programs.

The top 5 list is composed of:

  1. Philippine National Bank
  2. Smart Communications
  3. Manila Water
  4. Philip Morris International
  5. EY

The Top Companies list is part of the LinkedIn List franchise, an ongoing editorial series that celebrates professionals and companies making an impact in the professional world. The Top Companies methodology uses LinkedIn data to rank companies based on seven pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: the ability to advance, skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity, and educational background.

Apart from providing support — tangible or intangible — to employees, LinkedIn also looked into how these companies prioritized the upskilling and reskilling of employees preparing them for the ever changing landscape of doing business.

Looking at the list, many of the companies have amplified the necessity of their services during the pandemic wherein people relied heavily on technology. Telecommunications and financial services proved to be some of the most essential services during lockdowns.

Rounding up the top 15 are:

6. LandBank of the Philippines
7. Manulife Philippines
8. Metrobank
9. Accenture
10. Nestle
11. Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines
12. Macquarie Group
13. NCR Corporation
14. BDO Unibank

Linked also noted that many of the companies on the list are currently hiring, with more than 70,000 open roles in the Philippines.